Hi, I’m Monette Michaels and I am addicted to wolf shifter books. If there is a wolf on the cover or in the title — I’m there. As the former Acquisitions Editor for Liquid Silver Books (long since retired from that, by the way), I read and acquired a lot of shifter books, mostly of the wolfie variety. As a reader, I read wolf shifter books (and I will share some of my favs later on). As an author, I do not write wolf shifter books, but my human heroes share many of the same attributes I find attractive in wolf shifter romance novel tropes.
So, what is it about wolf shifters that has hooked me and has influenced how I write my human heroes?
- First, they know their mates when they see them. Yes, it is love at first sight — and I am a sucker for love at first sight books. Not only do they fall in love at first sight, they are soul mates. Yep, chalk that up as one of my must-haves in a romance also.
- Second, wolves mate for life.
- Third, wolf mates watch out for each other and care for each other through sickness and health.
- Fourth, male wolves protect their mates.
All admirable and very romantic traits. This is why in my contemporary action/adventure series, my sci-fi romance trilogy, and all my other paranormal series and books, all my males display these same “wolfie” characteristics. Yes, there are romance readers out there who do not like or believe in love at first sight, soul mates, and all the other trappings of a wolf shifter romance, but I do. And the reason I do is — I fell in love with my husband (he is fully human, I assure you) at first sight. We are still together 42 years later and have been happily married for 40 years. He is my soul mate. And he has loved me and cared for me each and every day since we’ve been married. And that is why I love wolf shifter books and why I write heroes with the same characteristics.
Now, whom do I read? At Love, Lust & Laptops, we have three of the best wolf-shifter book authors around– See below, Becca Jameson, Cherie Nicholls, and Lynn Lorenz.
Some of my other favorite wolfie book authors? Marisa Chenery and Rebecca Royce. Can’t go wrong with either one of those ladies, either.
Treat yourself to a wolf-shifter book for Christmas. And if you don’t read paranormal (and, gasp, why not?), try one of my Security Specialist International books. All the wolf male characteristics without the woo-woo.– Happy Holidays, Monette Michaels